You’re sitting on the couch stroking your cat when suddenly you notice patches of missing fur or scaly skin. Could your cat have mange? This condition is less common in cats than in dogs, but your kitty is at greater risk if she spends time roaming around outside.
Felines can contract three different types of mange, so the symptoms vary slightly. Here’s what to watch for and how to handle the situation if you think your cat has mange.
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Every canine has paw pads – those thick, rubbery parts that leave prints when your dog walks through the mud. Paw pads serve many of the same purposes as the soles of your shoes – they absorb shock, create traction, and offer protection from whatever’s underfoot.
While paw pads are thick and resilient, they aren’t foolproof! These paw pads can be injured, which is a painful experience for your pup, since they need to put pressure on their paw pads in order to move around. That’s why you should pay attention to signs that your dog has suffered a paw pad injury, and proceed with these treatment options if an injury occurs. Continue reading “How to Treat Your Dog’s Paw Pad Injury” »
When your scalp itches and you notice white flakes on your shoulders, you know you have dandruff. But did you know that this condition can also occur in cats? The skin is a constantly renewing organ, so it’s completely normal for the top layer of skin to slough off continually. However, only when skin flaking becomes noticeable is it considered dandruff.
If you’re concerned that your cat may have dandruff, and you’re not sure what to do about it, our team at Germantown Veterinary Clinic can help. Learn more about signs that your cat may have dandruff and a few treatment options for your kitty! Continue reading “What to Do About Your Cat’s Dandruff” »
Your dog gets plenty to eat from his food dish at home, so you’re perplexed when you notice him eating grass while spending time outside. The behavior worries you – is your dog sick? Hungry? Bored? Could eating grass be bad for him? Learn the possible reasons why your dog is eating grass and whether you should be concerned.
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While dogs pant any time they become active or excited, this heavy breathing isn’t normal for cats. In fact, panting could be a sign of a serious health problem! It all depends on how often and how vigorously your cat is panting.
There are several factors to consider when diagnosing the source of your cat’s panting, which Germantown Veterinary Clinic is here to explain. Read on for some of the reasons your cat might be panting and how this condition is treated. Continue reading “Why Is My Cat Panting?” »
You probably welcome a few kisses from your dog every now and then. Who doesn’t love a little affection from their pup once in a while? However, if your pooch obsessively licks you or your guests, it’s easy to become irritated.
We know that this behavior can be confusing, which is why our team at Germantown Veterinary Clinic is here to explain some of the many reasons dogs lick themselves, each other and humans, as well as how to get your dog to stop.
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You probably love many of your cat’s traits. He’s soft, he’s playful and his purring is practically therapeutic. However, if your cat likes to bite you—whether playfully or aggressively—your feelings about him may take a hit.
Our team at Germantown Veterinary Clinic hears the same question from tons of cat owners: “Why does my cat bite me?” Thankfully, we know of a few things that could cause this behavior in your pet, so we outlined a few reasons why cats bite and how you can get your cat to stop biting.
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